Ilya Kuzmin,

baritone. Ilya Kuzmin graduated from the Gnessins Academy of Music (Professor Levko's class) in 2000. In the same year he became first a trainee and then a staff member of the Novaya Opera Theatre of Moscow. His debut in the role of Hamlet in Thomas's opera of the same name was a great success.

Awards and Honours

  • Prize-winner of the Obraztsova International Contest for Young Singers (3rd prize, 2003, Saint-Petersburg)
  • Prize-winner of the Belvedere International Competition (1st prize, 2004, Vienna)
  • Сertificate of Acknowledgement for contribution to the development of culture in Moscow and many years of conscientious work (2017)

Roles performed at the Novaya Opera

Mizgir in Rimsky-Korsakov's The Snow Maiden
Onegin in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin
Robert in Tchaikovsky's Iolanta
Belcore in Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore
Dandini in Rossini's La Cenerentola
Figaro in Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia
Germont in Verdi's La Traviata
Gianni Schicchi in Puccini's Gianni Schicchi
Hamlet in Thomas's Hamlet
Olivier in Strauss's Capriccio
Papageno in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte
Silvio in Leoncavallo's I Pagliacci
Boyar-in-Attendance, Shchelkalov in Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov
Prince Yeletsky, Zlatogor in Tchaikovsky's The Queen of Spades
Count Ceprano, Marullo in Verdi's Rigoletto
Count Almaviva in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro
Henry Bowman, Aeneas in Michael Nyman and Henry Purcell's DIDO
Junius in Benjamin Britten's The Rape of Lucretia
Marcello in Puccini's La bohème
Mercutio in Gounod's Romeo et Juliette
Peter in Engelbert Humperdinck's The Gingerbread House, or Hänsel und Gretel
Sharpless in Puccini's Madama Butterfly
Soloist in FOUR OPERETTA KINGS (Concert)
Tadeusz in Weinberg's The Passenger
Uteshitelny in Shostakovich's The Gamblers
Valentin in Gounod's Faust
Onegin in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin (in concert)
Aeneas in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas (in concert)
Mercutio in Gounod's Romeo et Juliette (in concert)
Jokanaan in Strauss' Salome (in concert)
Giacomo in Verdi's Giovanna d'Arco (in concert)
Plumkett in Flotow's Martha, oder der Markt zu Richmond (in concert)
Baritone parts in Beethoven's Welsh Songs, Orff's scenic cantata Carmina Burana and in concerts Vincenzo Bellini, Music Is My Soul, Mozart. Arias
Parts in the productions: Parade of Basses and Baritones (Gala concert), Tribute to Evgeny Kolobov, Maria Callas (Musical offering), Romances by Pyotr Tchaikovsky and Sergey Rachmaninov (concert), Waltzes, Tangos & Foxtrots (gala concert), Rossini (musical divertissement), This is Opera! (dramatized performance), Opera&Jazz (New Year's Eve Show), Bravissimo! (opera mix)


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